Welcome to the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph

The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph welcomes you, whoever you are, whatever your religious beliefs, abilities, ethnicities and sexual orientation.

We are a diverse community who come together to explore important life questions, support each other in living with purpose and meaning, and work toward peace and justice.

We are not bound by a set creed or dogma, but guided by Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources.

We have been recognized as a Welcoming Congregation.

So if you are searching for a spiritual community where there is freedom of religious thought, spiritual growth, hope and inspiration, welcome!


Upcoming Services and Special Events

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
  10:30am -
A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE ON RACE RELATIONS: WORK TO BE DONE
Patricia Trudeau

Service Leader: Naomi Matsui

It is the end of Black History Month and a time to assess the role of White Unitarians in Canada in making a difference. The good news is that there is we have a chance to join a revolution that transcends borders. The challenging  news is that none of us are exempt or innocent in the fight for racial justice. Patricia will be joined by her husband Wilburn Hayden for this presentation.

You are invited to bring with you quotes on racial justice to share in our discussion after Service.

Patricia Trudeau studies at Emmanuel College and is a candidate for Unitarian ministry. She has been a member of Neighbourhood Congregation in Toronto since 2007 following nine years living in Pittsburgh.  Formerly from Guelph, she has a special fondness for UCG.  She is married to Wilburn Hayden who has spoken at UCG on race and the legacy of Martin Luther King. Together they present talks workshops in Unitarian settings on matters of race and anti-oppression work.


 
Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017
  10:30am -
STRONGER TOGETHER
Speaker - Joanne Goode

Service Leader - Carla Giddings

Everyone has something to contribute to the vibrancy and strength of our communities, but often sharing our gifts isn't easy.   Together we will explore some of the particular barriers that people who have been labeled as having a developmental disability face in connecting with and contributing to their communities.  We will also look at the simple things that we can do to welcome the contributions that all of our neighbours have to make.

Joanna Goode has been working as an independent facilitator for 10 years, helping people to identify and share their unique gifts and talents.  She believes that we all benefit when our communities are welcoming, diverse, and vibrant.  She is currently the director of Facilitation Wellington Dufferin.


 
Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017
  10:30am -
NATURE CONNECTION - OUR BIRTHRIGHT
Arlene Slocombe

Speaker - Arlene Slocombe

Service Leader - Margie Johnson

Humans have evolved through the millenia in close connection with all that supports life. It is only in our recent history that we have strayed from seeing ourselves as an integral part of the natural world and somehow placed ourselves above. Nature Education teaches wonderful information but regardless of the resources we pour into it, Nature Connection is evading us as is evidenced by the growing disconnect. Let's explore the difference in these perspectives and see the many bridges and barriers to re-connecting.

Arlene Slocombe and her partner Chris Green run the Guelph Outdoor School whose mission is to foster attributes of resilience through nature connection. Arlene, Chris and their two daughters live a simple off-grid lifestyle in close connection with the natural world that surrounds them along the banks of the Eramosa river. Arlene is also the Executive Director of Wellington Water Watchers, an organization dedicated to the protection of source water in Wellington County. Living in connection with the land and the waters that support her has driven a deep desire to protect the sacred and to encourage others to deepen their connection.


 


The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph -- Phone: 519-836-3443
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